Traffic crimes vary based on the severity of the offense. Running a stop sign, for example, is generally viewed as a lesser crime when compared to drunk driving. Still, a conviction can tarnish your reputation and hurt your plans for the future.
If you’re facing charges for a traffic crime, a Chester County traffic crimes lawyer from McKenzie Law Firm, P.C. can defend you. We’ll aim for your case’s best possible outcome, whether that’s a reduction, dismissal, or a “not guilty” verdict.
Types of Traffic Violations
Even if you’re facing a minor traffic crime conviction, it can still add points to your license. If you get too many points on your license, your license may be revoked or suspended. These points can also increase insurance premiums.
Our team defends Pennsylvanians against:
“Minor” Traffic Violations
While the law may consider a minor traffic violation minor, we take each case seriously. We’re ready to help if you’re being accused of:
- Speeding: This is one of the most common moving violations. To fight a speeding ticket, it is important to know how the officer detected your speed and the speed limit you are accused of violating.
- Running a stop sign: If you decide to fight a ticket for running a stop sign, the prosecutor will have to prove you ran the stop sign. There are many defense strategies we can use in this situation, including showing that the stop sign was not visible.
- Texting while driving: The Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles prohibits texting while driving in Pennsylvania. This includes sending and responding to text messages or emails. It does not include the use of a GPS device. A $50 fine is required if you receive a ticket for texting while driving. If your texting while driving charge leads to a reckless driving charge, our attorneys can help you fight those allegations.
Major Traffic Violations
As mentioned, some traffic violations are considered more serious than others. Some “major” traffic violations include:
- Driving under the influence: The Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles notes that driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent (or more) constitutes drunk driving.
- Reckless driving: Reckless driving is usually a misdemeanor criminal offense that can require you to pay fines or even serve jail time. A reckless driving conviction can also lead to license suspension.
- Vehicular homicide: Vehicular homicide is a third-degree felony. You could face seven years in prison, among other consequences.
How Can a Traffic Crimes Lawyer from McKenzie Law Firm. P.C. Help Me?
Examples of what a Chester County Traffic crimes lawyer from McKenzie Law Firm, P.C. can do include:
- Go to traffic court on your behalf: Many people who are charged with traffic offenses have to go to traffic court. If you hire our traffic crimes lawyer, we will present evidence, consult witnesses, and present your case in a court of law.
- Negotiate for a lesser charge: Sometimes, securing a “not guilty” verdict isn’t possible. However, we could have your charges reduced to a lesser offense. For instance, if you’re facing a drunk driving charge, we can negotiate for a reckless driving charge instead.
- Offer legal advice: Our traffic crimes team is experienced in traffic law and knows what strategies could benefit you. If you’re ever concerned about your situation, we’re always available. We’re ready to assuage your concerns.
- Review the evidence against you. The prosecution needs evidence to convict you. However, it may use evidence that was improperly collected or inadmissible. If so, we can move to have that information disregarded.
We’re committed to doing everything possible to protect your rights and future.
McKenzie Law Firm, P.C. Is Ready To Represent You Now
At McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., we aggressively defend our clients who have been charged with traffic crimes. Our clients’ satisfaction is our top priority. If you retain us as your attorney, you can expect:
- A free case evaluation: During this no-obligation conversation, we will discuss the circumstances of your offense and explain how we can help. We want you to feel completely confident about partnering with us.
- Lawyer accessibility: Once you sign on as one of our clients, our team is very accessible through email, phone, text, and social media. You will always be able to get a hold of your lawyer. We will answer your calls 24/7.
- A commitment to your legal rights. Even if you committed a traffic violation, this shouldn’t jeopardize your future. You can trust that we’ll do everything possible to seek the best possible outcome for your criminal case.
Past Clients Have Positive Things To Say About Our Firm
Past clients have provided positive reviews after working with our firm. Some of them had to say the following:
- “Excellence in EVERY sense of the word! From the initial Consultation to the Hearings and Conclusion of the case, David McKenzie kept me extremely informed, aware of all possible outcomes and plays, and ultimately resolved my case with the best possible outcome, in my favor! Hands down, he is the absolute BEST!”
- “David McKenzie was referred to us by a close friend and we could not have been happier with the results. David was professional, knowledgeable, effective and very family friendly. He made my son feel more at ease at a very stressful time. Would recommend in a heartbeat.”
For more information on what past clients have to say, check out our testimonials.
Call Today to Schedule a Free Consultation
Do not let a traffic crime conviction uproot your life. Let our Chester County traffic crimes lawyer alleviate all of the complexities and stresses that come with the legal process.
We defend these types of cases regularly and measure our success by your success. To begin your free case review with McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., call us today.